My Appt Today 10/17 w. update x2

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My Appt Today 10/17 w. update x2

Had my 24 week visit today with the new doctor at the practice. She is very sweet and she never seemed rushed! She may be my new favorite lol

Anyway we went over my birth plan which will be fine tuned once I find a doula I like and she is very supportive of natural delivery! She told me she thinks going naturally when babe is ready is always best, that made me very happy.

We got the results on Rowans heart, he has two calcium deposits on his heart as well as a small hole that may repair itself. I will have at least one more ultrasound before 38 weeks. She also said that calcium deposits are a soft sign of DS, and that my marker came back positive but he shows no other signs of having it and that I have no reason to worry. His chances of having DS are 1-2% and here is what really shocked me...She said most DS babies are born to woman UNDER 35...I never knew that! :eek:

On a happy note: He has a great HB, he is measuring a exactly a week ahead as did my fundus, I only have gained 3.5 lbs so far, and he is awesome at kicking doctors during exams lol Smile

We also talked about the fact I am having daily BHC and that they happen all the time throughout my day and sometimes have a pattern. Im also having lots of mucus when I go pee or in my panty liner. She did a fetal fibronectin, which measures the levels of fFN in secretions from a pregnant woman's vagina and cervix. I guess it can be a sign of pre-term labor. It came back positive so now I am on strict pelvic rest[of course telling me that makes me want to have sex lol], and back on modified bed rest [I can live life but way on the side of caution]. My cervix is still between .5-1cm which is good. I now have to keep a journal of my BHs and my mucus loss as well as any headaches and back pain.

So over all Rowan is a healthy little dude and mommy gets to worry about keeping him in the oven! lol We have prepped for the worse, we are doing our research and reading a few handouts she gave us, but we have a positive outlook. My biggest worry is him coming too soon!

Jeesh I talk to much! If you finsihed this GOD BLESS YOU lol

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Last night was horrible!! D:
I couldnt sleep to save my life. Plus Rowan wasnt very active yesterday so I had a nightmare about him[you can just guess because I refuse to type it out] and woke up in tears. I spent a good 30 minutes poking at him trying to get him to move before realizing I could just use my doppler and find his hb. As soon as I leaned to get up in bed to reach for the doppler..He moved! Ugh So of course I start crying again because my dream was just SO DARN REAL and in my head it was a bad sign.

On top of that I am having loose stools, [TMI I know Im sorry!] AF like cramping and still lots of BHCs. The nurse yesterday told me if my body doesn't start shaping up, all 4 of my doctors agree'd I'd be living in the hospital! :eek: NO THANK YOU! I would not make it that long trapped in ONE room. So my body better start being nice to me or Im going Body snatching!! lol

Go in for my second shot at 7pm at the birth center. Hopefully it doesnt burn as much today.

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so glad you like your new doc. i just switched too and am really happy with my decision. YAY for 24wks too 'officially viable' is nice. Glad to hear that Rowan is doing well and that his heart concerns are relatively mild. Is there anything that will need to be done for the calcium deposits? Get as much rest as you can! that positive ffn would make me nervous. Praying baby bakes nice and long for you! it's good that you are not dialating, mucous plugs can regenerate so hopefully that's just something your body is doing and it's not really meaning anything is immenent. Take good care of yourself!

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I'm sorry to hear about all that! It is a lot to process at one time, but at least you know they are on top of it and monitoring things closely. 24 weeks is a good thing and each week makes his odds better and better. My twins were born at 27 weeks and are 9 now and doing great. They do have mild cerebral palsy, but they also probably had no prenatal care and I know that they were not well cared for after leaving the hospital. (We adopted them at 4 and they had been severely abused and neglected.)

Take care of yourself and take it extra easy! I will be praying for you and Rowan.

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Got my first steriod shot today. It burned like crazy!! lol I have to go in tomorrow and get the second.

I lost a lot of mucus again today. Cervix is still at 1 so yay there.
Lots of cramping today but that may just be because of the cervical check.

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praying that the cramping goes away and the steroid shot will be looked back on in 14-18weeks and a great precauction. Bake away Baby Boy, for a long time!!!

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I'm so sorry!!! Rowan needs a good talking to about staying put and not scaring his momma!!! Keep us posted, I'll be thinking about you!

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been thinking of you all day. hope you are at home getting lots of rest...kup when you can, you are in my prayers!

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Update:
Got my 2nd shot last night. It too burned like crazy. They showed me what it looks like and its SOO thick. Its almost the creamy thickness of a shake. No wonder it burns!

Another cervical check: 1 full cm.

Still on modified bedrest which today I didnt follow to well today. I have been nesting like crazy! The house just can't be clean enough! Today I; Cleaned the kitchen, living room and dining room. Swept, vaccumed and mopped the floors, bleached out the kitchen sinks, loaded the dish washer with both clean and dirty items, organized the silverware drawer, cleaned the fridge doors, stove and microwave. Yesterday I did ALL the laundry. Literally all of it. Clean or unclean, me hubby kaylee and rowans things got washed and put away.

I am taking a break now because I am sure I over did it. I have some cramping and tightness in my belly. But I couldnt help it I felt I HAD to do it, I cant explain the feeling lol.

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I am glad that things are better for you now Ashley. But seriously, with the nesting. Hahaha. I have yet to feel any desire to clean anything. How about I go on bedrest for you? Wink

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Thanks Jenna! You can have my bedrest! Lol I am already sick of it!!

I had a late allergic reaction to the steriod. I broke out in a sunburn like rash all over my chest, face, belly and arms. It went away pretty fast. But I am still itchy!! Grr. ):

Then early this morning [2am or so] I woke up with my chest hurting like crazy. =/ Its been that way off and on all day. I think it may just be my muscles and everything becoming squished but if it doesnt stop soon I will call in to my OB. I have had 'harder' slightly more painful BHC today, I think it's from my crazy cleaning spree, so I was lazy all day today.

DH is so nervous now for both me and Rowan he hardly lets me drink without asking me if I am okay. Its kinda sweet, kinda too much lol.

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ok lady, i am going to scold you. please be careful, no more cleaning sprees. take care of yourself Rowan needs to bake a lot longer :)!

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"ourfirstblessing" wrote:

ok lady, i am going to scold you. please be careful, no more cleaning sprees. take care of yourself Rowan needs to bake a lot longer :)!

I had a feeling someone would scold me lol. Ive spent the last two days following my bedrest!

Still having the weird chest pain, but just when I think 'Okay Im going to call' it goes away and I think maybe its all in my head. I had a BHC last night that made me stop and go 'Ouuuchy' but no more that followed. Jeesh! Pregnancy should not be this complicated!!

Also I took a shower last night, as I was getting ready i noticed my breasts were super firm and warm. Get in the shower and HOLY MILK BATMAN! I didnt have my milk come in until 3 days after Kay was born so I was not expecting to have a waterfall going on this early!! :eek: Time to break out the bra pads. Im leaking from everywhere!! LOL

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"xMyLovelyLadyBumpx" wrote:

Also I took a shower last night, as I was getting ready i noticed my breasts were super firm and warm. Get in the shower and HOLY MILK BATMAN! I didnt have my milk come in until 3 days after Kay was born so I was not expecting to have a waterfall going on this early!! :eek: Time to break out the bra pads. Im leaking from everywhere!! LOL

your body is helping you on bedrest, now you don't have to get up to get something to drink bwahahhahahahahaha! ROFLWink

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"ourfirstblessing" wrote:

your body is helping you on bedrest, now you don't have to get up to get something to drink bwahahhahahahahaha! ROFLWink

Oh my goodness! LOL I nearly wet my pants!! Blum 3
DH got me a three gallons of water for our room so I dont have to walk to the kitchen at night and during my 'resting' haha I told him to just get me a water cooler and we will be good to go!

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You better start taking care of yourself!! The baby won't care if your sink has been bleached.....lol
Seriously though, listen to your body and your doctors. Take care of your precious little package. Please keep us posted!

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"MomtoQTs" wrote:

You better start taking care of yourself!! The baby won't care if your sink has been bleached.....lolSeriously though, listen to your body and your doctors. Take care of your precious little package. Please keep us posted!

I tried telling myself that buuut as you can see that didnt work out too well for me. I seriously couldnt stop myself, IT HAD TO BE DONE. And then we it was done, it wasnt done enough. lol But I promise I am being good even though it is killing me because I feel so darn lazy!! Sad